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See bartender Abbey Kagan of Club Anything compete at this year's Bartender Olympics on March 1. (PHOTO: Katie Donoghue)

Bartender Olympian: Abbey Kagan of Club Anything


"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com – brought to you by Hornitos, OR-G, Party Armor, Red Stag, Absolut, Fireball and Malibu – is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

As OnMilwaukee.com gets ready to host its fourth annual Bartender Olympics, you can prepare to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians.

We've been profiling the participating bartenders over the last two weeks in preparation for the big night at Wherehouse on Thursday, March 1.

Cheer on your favorite bartender while they compete in four events, including the Pabst can stack, timed drink order, karaoke and the cocktail contest. Special guests include 102.1's Kramp and Adler.

The event is free and features drink specials like $3 Dr. Fireball and Hornitos cocktails, $4 Absolut, Malibu, OR-G, Jim Beam and Red Stag Cocktails, $2 Pabst Tall Boys and free samples of Party Armor.

Plus, 2Cents and OnMilwaukee.com teamed up create a special Bar Month printed edition, which will be available at the event.

Here's a quick Q & A with bartender Abbey Kagan of Club Anything

OnMilwaukee.com: How long have you been tending bar?

Abbey Kagan: One year.

OMC: What are your shifts?

AK: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. to close.

OMC: What is your favorite brunch spot in town?

AK: Comet is my favorite brunch spot because the food is fantastic and I LOVE the cupcake selection. I'm a sucker for comfort food and the 'Sconnie-mosa is perfect to nurse a hangover.

OMC: What's your favorite Milwaukee bar (other than the one you work at)?

AK: I love going to La Cage because of the huge dance floor and strong drinks. I always have a blast dancing up in the cage with my friends. I also enjoy going out and not having to worry about being hit on all the time...since the guys there aren't interested in me! haha!

OMC: What's your favorite special or promotion at your bar or a bar you frequent?

AK: Wednesday nights at Club Anything we have Keysone for 25 cents and cans of Pabst for 50 cents.

OMC: What's the most important tool behind the bar?

AK: A great personality!

OMC: Have you served anyone famous?

KH: Ricktor Ravensbruck from Electric Hellfire Club.

OMC: Did he tip well?

AK: Yes!

OMC: What drink are you making for the Bartender Olympics?

AK: The Slimer.

The Slimer
In a tall glass with ice
2 ounces or-g
1 ounce melon liquer
1 ounce blue curacao
Top with pineapple
Shake vigorously


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